In Mexico, an American couple and a third person were killed over the weekend just across the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, a city consumed by drug violence. All three of the dead were connected to the U.S. Consulate there, underscoring the risks of living and working in that city. But, as Tom Ackerman of Al Jazeera English reports, the violence is widespread.
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Since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown against drug traffickers three years ago, more than 15,000 people have been killed by drug violence, including more than 7,000 this year alone. Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University joins Edie Magnus to discuss the ongoing violence and the U.S. response.
Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico and the newly-announced initiative to increase security along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about how the U.S. might engage with Mexico and its troubles rather than build fences.
Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores Mexico's escalating drug war, life on the border and U.S. policy in Mexico. Listen now. Ambassador Andrés Rozental, Professor Tony Payan and filmmaker Natalia Almada join the conversation.
Following his inauguration on Tuesday, Barack Obama faces many serious global challenges -- some of them in Latin America. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he might tackle Mexican drug violence and relations with Cuba and Venezuela.